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Rotator Cuff Revisited

Rotator Cuff Revisited The Stone Clinic
The rotator cuff of the shoulder has four major tendons. The supraspinatus—the one on top—is the one most often torn. Here is a look at the controversies about this injury and its repair.

Shoulder Motions

Shoulder Motions The Stone Clinic
The shoulder can dislocate or just subluxate—i.e., move partially in and out of the joint. The causes for these are most commonly a torn ligament or a lax capsule. The repair steps have improved dramatically and are worth doing early.

The Too Flexible Athlete

The Too Flexible Athlete The Stone Clinic
“Stretch, stretch more, do yoga, do Pilates,” our trainers encourage us in a never-ending litany. Our stiffness is hurting our backs, our knees, and our performance. But what about the too flexible athletes?

Broken Clavicles: To ignore, pin, or plate

Broken Clavicles: To ignore, pin, or plate The Stone Clinic
Stay vertical on the bike. If falling, roll with the fall. And, if it ain’t broke, don’t break it.

Frozen Shoulder

Frozen Shoulder The Stone Clinic
Frozen shoulder. How quickly can it be thawed?

Shoulder Pain: It may be an easy fix

Shoulder Pain: It may be an easy fix
The human shoulder is a complex system, interconnecting bones, muscles, tendons and cartilage. When shoulder pain occurs, finding out exactly what’s going wrong is the first step toward a cure.

It is snowing: Are you ready?

It is snowing: Are you ready?
Some thoughts and tips about maximizing your enjoyment while minimizing possible injuries, from former US Ski Team and Pro Tour orthopedic surgeon Kevin R. Stone.

Early repair of shoulder AC joint key to recovery

Early repair of shoulder AC joint key to recovery
You are told you have a shoulder separation or AC joint dislocation. Now what do you do?

Don't put away your bike after breaking your clavicle

Don't put away your bike after breaking your clavicle
While elite cyclists, with prize money and international rankings at stake, get straight back onto their bikes with broken clavicles, the rest of us tend to be more sensible in our approach to healing.
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